Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Well, it is over. We buried my brother-in-law, Tom, yesterday. It was very hard, but I am thankful it is over.
Though, I find myself wishing I could touch his face one more time.
I wonder if his mother, my mother-in-law, is feeling the same.
But, I don't ask her.
I am always worried she will cry.
She has been so strong.
I really admire her.

I sent my oldest off to kids bible camp yesterday morning. I am happy for her. Her uncle was her first loss in life and a hard one at that.
She attended her first wake and camp spared her first burial. I am thankful my husband's family wanted her to go to camp. It made it that much easier to send her at this time with their support.
I made her the card above and slipped in some extra spending cash- I hope it gets to her before she leaves camp.

We are getting back to "normal" whatever that is.

I took the kids to the library today and then to the playground.

Funny thing, I won our library's adult book club raffle.
I haven't even entered the books I have read yet. I won from the one raffle I got from signing up.
Every summer I get excited, hoping I win.
And then they called and left a message that I won.
It wasn't as exciting as I thought.

I won a gift basket though, and it is nice. Each week has a different theme.
You know, a grilling basket, a gardening basket, etc...

Want to know which one, I won?
It's called "Take a Hike!"
It has powerade, binoculars, a first aid kit and everything else you need for a hike.

And just another reminder that I need exercise.

We have a winner on the giveaway!
It is Maria!

Maria, I will send your email over to Laura.
And Laura, thanks for a great giveaway!

Stop by tomorrow- I have had something planned for a long time and hopefully me and a bunch of other ladies will have a "blog first", so it should be fun.

On another note, thanks so much for all your prayers and support.
It has brought me comfort.

I have been overwhelmed by the love of friends (both in blogland and on LI) and my family- Thank you!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Chatty Mommy. We just recently got back from vacation & I've been slowly catching up on everyone's blog posts.

    My heart goes out to you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss.

    I will keep you, your husband, and his family in my prayers.


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